Nevis Valley Tour

Queenstown, NZ

Nevis Valley Tour

The Nevis Valley was first used as a trail route by Maori people. Early European settlers farmed here and in 1862 gold was discovered by miners from the Dunstan goldfield (Central Otago) and the Nokomai Goldfield,(Southland) in October that year. Efforts to keep the find a secret failed - and so began a Nevis Valley gold rush. Saved by the remoteness, remains of numerous stone buildings from the gold mining days offer a fascinating insight into the perseverance and ingenuity of early pioneers.

The Nevis has a lower and an upper section separated by a gorge. When the valley is not snowbound, four-wheel drive vehicles and trail bikes can continue on through the gorge and upper valley.


What's included?

  • 5-6 hour tour of the lower Nevis Valley.

  • Hotel pickup and drop off.

  • Lunch provided from local Cafe.

  • Free use of our Canon DSLR cameras. 

  • Small tours (max of 3) - book 2 or more and the tour is made private.

  • Basic photography tuition on hand. 

  • We can take photos for you, edit them and send them to you - included.

  • Comfortable 4WD.

  • New Zealand Guide.


  • $420 for one

  • $670 for two - $335pp (private)

  • $920 for three - $306pp (private)


Prices are in NZD

Here are a few Tripadvisor reviews from this tour - more can be found here.

Great day!!!!

"Had a great day with a pretty cool guide, who gave me a lot of useful tips!!! Photos turned out very well and I saw a region, which I otherwise never had seen. Thanks Dan!!!"

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Awesome photography tour

"Dan the guide is an excellent careful driver who takes a safety first view of driving the area, which is a beautiful vast high alpine plain. The Nevis Valley is a photographers paradise with old gold mining remnants in a golden valley. Dan is very approachable and easy to get along with, he is constantly looking for great photography shots while carefully negotiating the gravel roads and stream crossings. We felt very safe and had an amazing experience. We highly recommend this experience."

Reviewed 2 May 2019


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